NFU responds to climate change report

NFU responds to climate change report

Carbon is stored in plants and in the soil, so the CCC recommends that farm subsidies should raise the proportion of United Kingdom land under forestry from 14% to 19%, and restore peat bogs.

NFU Deputy President Guy Smith said: "The farming industry is on the forefront of climate change impacts; producing safe, traceable and affordable food is a daily challenge for United Kingdom farmers". Instead, it advocated a 20%-50% reduction in demand for red meat by 2050, suggesting chicken, pork, lab-grown meats and alternative plant-based proteins as replacements requiring less land. First, the committee recommends the United Kingdom build up its forest and land carbon stores while increasing the supply of sustainably harvested biomass from United Kingdom sources.

A further recommendation of the report is for the Government to implement legislation that promotes "radically different" uses of land, including the construction of semi-artificial wetlands, woodlands and peat bogs.

A second report from the committee said use of "biomass" or plant material could help cut emissions, as long as it is done sustainably, with tighter rules on sourcing plants for energy, substantial increases in using wood in buildings and developing technology to capture carbon from biomass power plants.

"Climate change is also explicitly among the "public goods" listed in our Agriculture Bill that we want to pay farmers for outside the European Union", added a Defra spokesman. We must also improve the resilience of the land to climate change.

The CCC estimates that if its recommendations on land use were to be implemented in full, the UK's annual carbon footprint would be up to 40MTCO2e lower by 2050 than it was in 2017.

16 die as Cyclone Gaja wreaks havoc in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry
Electricity supply was also disconnected Nagapattinam and in several other coastal regions, reported India Today . Owing to strong winds an Indigo Airlines Chennai-Trichy flight was not able to land in Trichy and was sent back.

"If the supply of biomass is more strictly governed, its use can be sustainable and it can play an essential role in reducing emissions, locking away carbon in plants and soils".

The Government needs to prepare the countryside for climate change, according to a new report out today (15 November). It advises Government on emissions targets and reports to Parliament on progress made.

"We strongly support the CCC's findings, which show the important role of biomass in the UK's long-term energy system".

"A zero carbon city will have many benefits for our citizens, not least enhanced air quality, better public transport networks, lower energy bills and future job opportunities in the growing low-carbon energy sector".

Responding to the publication of the reports, Friends of the Earth campaigner, Guy Shrubsole said: 'This is a wake-up call for a complacent government that we must completely transform the way we use land, to avoid climate breakdown and make space for nature.

Related News:

  • All-new Toyota Corolla revealed

    All-new Toyota Corolla revealed

    Sales in the United States and Europe are scheduled to start sometime around the middle of 2019. Toyota hopes that with these features, the Corolla can help more people to drive safer.
    'Haha!' - Dejan Lovren taunts Sergio Ramos after Croatia beat Spain

    'Haha!' - Dejan Lovren taunts Sergio Ramos after Croatia beat Spain

    He added that he " elbowed him good ", talking about an incident with Ramos, while making a similar motion with his arm. I'm not going to answer Lovren or those who want to win a front page headline or news bulletin .
    Norwich Airport flight provider Flybe puts itself up for sale

    Norwich Airport flight provider Flybe puts itself up for sale

    It comes weeks after Flybe warned over profits following falling demand and a £29m hit from rising fuel costs and the weak pound. Flybe said the move would "address the current challenges facing the airline industry and maximise value for shareholders".
  • Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson get post-breakup makeovers

    Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson get post-breakup makeovers

    Ariana said she was covering up her "ratchet" natural hair with glossy extensions until she could grow it out. Ariana Grande has had her famous high ponytail chopped off and revealed her new shorter do.
    England vs Croatia: How can I watch? What time is kick-off?

    England vs Croatia: How can I watch? What time is kick-off?

    Jedvaj popped up again in the final stages to bag the victor at the back post, frustrating Luis Enrique's side. The lads went all out for a win, they all went forward in the dying minutes and the gamble paid off handsomely.
    Trumpy Bear Official Commercial; Yes, It's Real

    Trumpy Bear Official Commercial; Yes, It's Real

    In the freaky commercial, proud Trumpy Bear owners, including military veterans, explain why they love the stuffed toy. It all can be yours - with a certificate of authenticity - for two easy payments of $19.95 plus shipping and handling.
  • Aston Martin reveals name of first SUV

    Aston Martin reveals name of first SUV

    Becker said: "As an engineer, it's genuinely exciting to get a feel for the vehicle you're working to create". Based on dealer reports, the DBX is expected to start at 170,000 pounds ($221,615), Warburton said.
    Trump says he's written answers to Mueller's questions himself

    Trump says he's written answers to Mueller's questions himself

    Trump's flurry of attacks came despite repeated warnings from his aides to refrain from targeting the special counsel. Mueller had signaled a willingness to accept written answers on matters of collusion.
    Trump lashes out at Macron over defence proposal

    Trump lashes out at Macron over defence proposal

    Macron's approval rating is now as low as those of his two immediate predecessors, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande, who both ended up as one-term presidents.
  • U.S.  opposes UN Golan resolution, wins Israeli praise

    U.S. opposes UN Golan resolution, wins Israeli praise

    ISIS and other terrorist groups remain in Syria. "I thank Ambassador Haley for her continued steadfastness with Israel and the truth".
    FDA Moves To Ban Menthol Cigarettes And Flavored Cigars, Restrict Vaping

    FDA Moves To Ban Menthol Cigarettes And Flavored Cigars, Restrict Vaping

    Food and Drug Administration says e-cigarette use among youth has hit epidemic proportions; reaction from Dr. Any move to ban menthol is expected to face fierce resistance from the tobacco industry.
    Bangladesh suspends repatriation of Rohingya refugees

    Bangladesh suspends repatriation of Rohingya refugees

    The International Committee of the Red Cross is one of the very few humanitarian organisations operating in Rakhine. It's not the responsibility of the government of Bangladesh to create conditions conducive for return to Myanmar .


Most liked

Cambodian war crimes court says Khmer Rouge committed genocide
Forty years since, two of its most senior leaders still alive have been declared guilty of genocide and handed out life sentences. The Cham were treated as enemies and exploited without mercy as they were forced to do intensive farm labor, he recalled.

KUWTK Teaser: Khloé Kardashian Struggles With Cheating Revelations After True's Birth
But after lengthy conversations and a week absolutely traumatic, everything has changed . " Explained the same source". The holidays are tough enough as is, but things will be particularly complicated for Khloe Kardashian this year.

Further Expansion in the Recall of Blood Pressure Drugs
Patients are advised to speak to their physician or healthcare provider if they happen to take the recalled blood pressure drugs. The latest recall impacts less than 1 percent of the total losartan drug products in the USA market, according to the FDA.

Kosovo boxer caught up in visa debacle ahead of Delhi event
This presented a problem when athletes from Kosovo wanted to take part in worldwide competitions in Spain . India does not recognise Kosovo - a disputed territory in South Eastern Europe.

Honda Passport Global Debut in Los Angeles
After rumors swirled at the start of 2018 over a reborn Honda Passport , the brand has confirmed the nameplate's revival. The original SUV was actually a re-badged Isuzu Rodeo, itself a truck-based five-seat SUV.

Amazon’s massive Black Friday sale officially starts right now
Plus, it's a bargain if you've been thinking about expanding your Alexa devices into more rooms in your house. To put that into perspective, that's just $20 over the normal retail price of ONE Echo Dot .

Vikings meet Bears for division lead
This sets up what could be a highly entertaining Sunday night game between these two high-powered teams with playoff aspirations. When Minnesota's defense is on the field, it will be out to stop the Chicago offense.

Rebel Wilson to lose millions after defamation appeal
This is due to a successful appeal by Bauer Media. "The jury obviously restored my reputation". However, a court reduced the sum on appeal.

Michelle Obama Reveals Why She Hated 1st Trip to Kenya
It was not all gloom as she went on to reveal that she enjoyed the company of Obama's relatives who turned out to be her in-laws. Interestingly, she reveals that this was the first time they had to deal with a couple fight.

New Zealand left reeling as Pakistan bowlers dominate
As Hafeez opens the innings and could also bowl a good number of overs, he will be an ideal option for a multiplier role. Tim Southee might not be a part of the playing XI unless they decide to go with five regular bowling options.

United States trial of Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" gets underway
Hope said he has seen no sign that Guzman's extradition and jailing in the US had a major impact on drug flows or routes. Prosecutors contend that Guzman spent a quarter of a century smuggling cocaine into the United States.

Bollywood's Deepika and Ranveer's Italy wedding | Sunday Tribune
Post that, it has been said that a star-studded party will be thrown for all their Bollywood friends on December 1, 2018. Draped in gold and orange silk saree, Deepika looked an epitome of South Indian bride for the Konkani wedding.

Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing
Dwyer urged a federal judge to "keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged", according to The Washington Post . Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Virginia. "That was not the intended name for this filing", he said.

Warriors unveil $100 Oracle Arena entrance pass
The "In The Building Pass" does not get you a seat and doesn't even get you a standing room only view of the court. The Warriors now own a 299-game sellout streak, and 44,000-plus people are on their season-ticket waiting list.

Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy to lead Republicans in Congress
McCarthy , who has served as majority leader since 2014 and on the leadership team since 2009, the benefit of the doubt. Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, was also selected to serve as minority whip in the next Congress, while Rep.